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The Kite Runner

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Just Don’t Embarrass Me

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It takes weeks, but Amir finally works up the nerve to approach Soraya at the flea market in chapter 12. When he sets off, Baba seems to sense intuitively that he is not just going for a soda, as he tries to insist.

Which of the following accurately describe(s) Baba’s concern when he tells Amir: “Just don’t embarrass me, that’s all I ask.”

Select ALL that apply.

A

Baba knows that Amir has a habit of losing his nerve in emotionally charged situations.

B

Baba thinks Soraya’s family is not worthy of a marital alliance.

C

Baba worries that Soraya will reject Amir because he wants to be a writer.

D

Baba wants to make sure that Amir follows appropriate Afghan courtship protocol.

E

Baba thinks Amir intends to kiss Soraya in front of the whole flea market.